Incentives for Multi-Family Residences
The Vermont Gas HomeBase Retrofit Program is designed to help customers with larger than average gas usage find ways to improve the efficiency of their homes. Vermont Gas customers whose homes use over 1,400 ccf/year of natural gas are eligible for this program, as are multi-family buildings where the total building usage is 1,400 ccf/year or greater. Typical measures include blown-in cellulose insulation for walls and ceilings and specific air sealing measures designed to make houses less drafty. In some cases, heating system and distribution improvements are also recommended. Typically, Vermont Gas will rebate one third of the installed cost of the recommended measures and provide a reduced interest loan through the Opportunities Credit Union for the remaining balance. Currently, customers are offered loans at 0% interest for up to 3 years, 2% interest for up to 5 years, or 4% interest for up to 7 years. The HomeBase Equipment Replacement program offers rebates for residential customers who replace their existing heating equipment or water heater with a more energy efficient one. Rebates vary depending on technology, from $100 for a water heater to $400 for a hot water boiler. Customers can use any contractor that is natural gas certified. Contact: Vermont Gas, HomeBase Programs, P.O. Box 467, South Burlington, VT 05403; 802-863-4511; http://www.vermontgas.com/efficiency_programs/res_programs.html
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